PHILADELPHIA (AP) - LeSean McCoy rushed for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in blizzard conditions yesterday. The Lions (7-6) have a half-game lead over the Bears in the NFC North.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - LeBron James had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, and the Miami Heat breezed to a 110-95 victory over Detroit yesterday, avenging a home loss to the Pistons less than a week ago. Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds for Detroit, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Michigan State and Stanford have been selected for the Rose Bowl's centennial. The No. 4 Spartans will face the fifth-ranked Cardinal on Jan. 1 in the 100th edition of the Rose Bowl game, pitting two venerable programs in Pasadena's traditional Midwest-West Coast intersectional matchup. Michigan State (12-1) upset Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday to earn its first trip to Pasadena since Jan. 1, 1988, when the Spartans beat USC 20-17.
DETROIT (AP) - MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26. It's the third bowl bid in five seasons for Bowling Green (10-3) and the 11th in school history. Pitt will be making its sixth straight trip to a bowl game.
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